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McBride named head football coach at Dripping Springs

McBride named head football coach at Dripping Springs

January 25, 2014

By John Loop Sports Editor UPDATE: Dripping Springs ISD Board of Trustees officially approved the hiring of Joe McBride on Monday night. Coppell Cowboys football head coach Joe McBride is leaving Coppell High School after five years to become the next head coach at Dripping Springs High School. ...

Cowgirls start strong, lose lead late

Cowgirls start strong, lose lead late

January 15, 2014

By John Loop Sports Editor The Cowgirls went into the locker room at halftime of Tuesday night's game against the Denton Ryan Lady Raiders, with something they haven't had much all season: a lead. But the girls could not keep the momentum going in the second half, as Coppell (3-14, 0-4 in District...

Thomas “Army Strong” at All-American Bowl

Senior defensive end Solomon Thomas runs onto the turf at the Alamodome in San Antonio before the US Army All-American Bowl Game on Jan. 5. Thomas' selection cements his status among the most elite high school athletes in the nation. Photo by Mark Slette

January 4, 2014

Video By Mark Slette Staff Writer U.S. Army All American Bowl Game Coverage Story By John Loop Sports Editor SAN ANTONIO – Coppell senior defensive end Solomon Thomas’ on-field performance at the U.S. Army All-American Bowl, where he registered three solo tackles for loss, was key as the West team defeated the East tea...

Thomas wins big at U.S. Army All-American Bowl Awards Show

Thomas wins big at U.S. Army All-American Bowl Awards Show

January 3, 2014

By John Loop Sports Editor SAN ANTONIO - Coppell Cowboys senior defensive end Solomon Thomas was awarded the Anthony Muñoz Lineman Award and the Glenn Davis Award at the 2014 U.S. Army All-American Bowl Awards Show. Thomas is one of over 180 athletes who will be playing in the U.S. Army All...

Grandstaff springs for 30, but Cowboys hold off Rockwall

Grandstaff springs for 30, but Cowboys hold off Rockwall

December 19, 2013

By John Loop Sports Editor The final home game of 2013 was a positive for the Coppell Cowboys (11-4) as they outdueled the hot hand of junior guard Austin Grandstaff and the Rockwall Yellow Jackets (6-5) for a 62-58 win. Coppell senior post Simi Socks led the Cowboys with 15 points and senior guard Brandon Watson chipped in 14 points and four assists. Watson and Socks have been two of six differ...

CHS athletics upgraded to new Class 6A

CHS athletics upgraded to new Class 6A

December 11, 2013

By John Loop Sports Editor Coppell High School has moved from Class 5A to the new Class 6A after the University Interscholastic League released the conference cutoff numbers for the 2014-2016 reclassification and realignment on Dec. 2. With current enrollment at 3057 students and counting, CHS will join some of the biggest schools in the state in the new conference. Enrollm...

Without Mitchell, Wolves handle Cowboys, 59-54

Without Mitchell, Wolves handle Cowboys, 59-54

December 4, 2013

By John Loop Sports Editor If Plano West had put Mickey Mitchell on the court, Coppell would not have been able to keep the game as close as they did. Regardless, Mitchell's absence, due to back spasms, provided a bigger stage for Wolves junior DJ Hogg, who torched the Cowboys with 20 points...

Hoops Preview: Cowboys battle one of nation’s best in Plano West

Hoops Preview: Cowboys battle one of nation's best in Plano West

December 2, 2013

By John Loop Sports Editor A starting lineup stacked with four Division I prospects awaits head coach Kit Pehl and the Coppell Cowboys when they tip off their matchup with the Plano West Wolves at 8 p.m. on Tuesday night. The Wolves (4-2) are fresh off of a five-point loss to Hamilton (Tenn.)...

Cowboys tame Tigers, 56-8

The Cowboys take the field before their game against the Irving Tigers at Irving Schools Stadium. Coppell defeated the Tigers, 56-8. Photo by Regan Sullivan.

November 16, 2013

By John Loop Sports Editor The Coppell Cowboys took no time at all to set the tone against the Irving Tigers and for the rest of their playoff run. It actually only took 49 seconds. The clock showed 11:11 when senior linebacker Kilian Bresnahan danced into the end zone after picking off Irvi...

Class of 2014 wins in last home game

Class of 2014 wins in last home game

November 3, 2013

By John Loop Sports Editor Though the 28-3 win over Denton Ryan all but lifted the Coppell Cowboys to another district championship, many senior athletes saw their last action in front of the packed stands at Buddy Echols Field. Senior safety Chris Adkins paused after the final horn sounded,...

Cowgirls hold Lady Marauders at bay

October 22, 2013

By John Loop Sports Editor It was not anything like the Cowgirls’ early October matchup with the Flower Mound Marcus Lady Marauders. At least for the first set, anyway. “The first time we played Marcus, we rolled them in three games,” junior setter Kylie Pickrell said. “We thought it was...

Allen QB Murray ‘too much’ for Coppell defense

Allen QB Murray 'too much' for Coppell defense

September 28, 2013

By John Loop Sports Editor Allen junior quarterback Kyler Murray is even quicker in person. So it would make sense why Murray has fielded offers from The University of Texas-Austin, Texas A&M University, and Ohio State University, among others, in his list of potential college suitors. Murray's...